How to make preserved lemons with salt

This lemon zest salt project is the perfect little gift khổng lồ use as stocking stuffers or thank you gifts for everyone on your menu this Christmas. Just two simple ingredients are all you need to lớn create a wonderful fragrant salt that all the cooks in your life will love.

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I loved making little gifts lớn give out during the holidays. This season I"m giving little jars of lemon zest salt. It"s simple, just a mixture of grated lemon zest & nice flaky sea salt.

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What You"ll Need

Fresh LemonsParchment PaperCookie Sheet

How to Zest a Lemon

Use a microplane or zester khổng lồ scrape just the vị trí cao nhất layer of the lemon rind. Hold the lemon in one hand and grate in one direction moving the lemon at each pass. Vị not grate any of the trắng parts of the rind as it is bitter.


Once you grate the lemons you need to lớn dry out the moisture from the zest before adding it khổng lồ the salt mixture.


What khổng lồ Use Lemon Salt on

I like it on just about everything. You can use it at the table just lượt thích salt or showroom it during the cooking process. Try it on:

Grilled Seafood, Fish or BeefVegetables - Whether sauteed fresh on the stove, roasted in the oven or frozen cooked in the microwave.It"s also good in baked goods, especially if you are already working with citrus flavors.Add it lớn popcorn or homemade chips.


The recipe fits well in four of these little glass jars but you can use any small jar airtight containers that you like.


Of course, you can also make this same salt with other citrus fruit such as limes, grapefruit, or oranges. Or make a blend of one or more for an interesting citrus salt. Either way, I think most people enjoy the freshnessof any citrusflavor và would love this little gift.

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Lemon Zest Salt Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
This DIY lemon zest salt is great for your own pantry & makes a wonderful gift for friends và family.



4-6 lemons 8 oz of flaky sea salt


Scrub lemons.Zest each lemon onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.Place the baking sheet in a 175-degree oven for 30 minutes.Remove from the oven and gently break apart.Combine dried zest with sea salt in a large bowl.Divide into four 6 ounce jars with airtight lids.


The lemon zest will last approximately 3 months in a dry place in an airtight container.

Use about 2 tablespoons (1-2 large lemons) of dry zest to 1/2 cup of salt.

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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12Serving Size: 1Amount Per Serving:Calories: 12Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7326mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

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© Patti Estep
Cuisine:American /Category: Sauces, Seasonings & Dips

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About Patti Estep
Patti is the creator of Hearth & Vine, a trang chủ and garden blog filled with projects lớn inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her trang chủ in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at trang chủ or searching for treasures at nurseries & thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family và friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new và different food adventures.

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